Published on Dec 11, 2012
To: First Minister Alex Salmond and Minister Fergus Ewing
In 1849, John Muir, a young Scotsman emigrated to America with his family. He went on to become the driving force behind the protection of many of the national parks, forests and other pristine areas of wilderness here in the United States.
Canadian born James B. Harkin, a disciple of John Muir, shared his fervent belief in the recreational, aesthetic, and spiritual values of unspoiled… Continue reading
26 November 2012
A former chief executive of the tourist board covering Bute has added his voice to those opposing plans for a wind farm at Ascog.
James Fraser, who was the head of Argyll, the Isles, Loch Lomond, Stirling and Trossachs Tourist Board until its abolition in 2005, says he is “in no doubt” that the proposed development of three turbines at Ascog Hill, each measuring 74 metres from ground to blade tip, “would have an adverse impact… Continue reading
November 27, 2012
Ruth Farquhar, for The Sudbury Star
Manitoulin Island will never be the same. When I read the headline in the local press that the McLean’s Mountain wind turbine project has been given approval, my heart sank a little.
The provincial government has given the project the green light.
The Green Energy portfolio is turning out to be a huge mistake. Gas plants are costing taxpayers millions of dollars and the wind and solar companies are being… Continue reading
December 9, 2009
By Julianna Priskin
63% of tourists preferred a landscape free of wind turbines from the hotel bedroom, while 28% were neutral and 9% were positive. The authors suggest visitor perceptions about wind farms are based on where they are. Thus, opinions about wind farms are likely to change if one has a passing view for a few seconds while driving by compared to having a longer, static view from a hotel room. (Scotland referenced… Continue reading
March 16, 2004BEACON HILL STUDY Beacon Hill Institute Study: Cape Wind Proposal fails Costs Benefits Test. Nantucket Sound study finds economic costs of the project exceed benefits by 211.8 Million.
Free But Costly, a study released today by the Beacon Hill Institute at Suffolk University finds that a proposed wind farm in Nantucket Sound fails a cost-benefit test of the kind recommended by the U.S. government for assessing large-scale projects.
24 April 2012
By IAN GARLAND
Plans to build the world’s largest wind farm at one of Britain’s top tourist attractions are facing new opposition after protestors mocked up a video showing how the giant turbines will ‘blight’ the area.
The controversial project will see 250, 450ft turbines built a few miles off Britain’s heavily-protected Jurassic Coast… Continue reading
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November 19, 2012
By Peter Hendra, Kingston Whig-Standard
KINGSTON – A group that opposes the proposed building of wind turbines on Amherst Island hopes a letter to the provincial government will discourage it from approving a wind project planned for the island.
Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., through its subsidiary Windlectric Inc., is planning to erect 33 to 37 wind turbines on the island, each of which would stand 50 storeys high, that would generate… Continue reading
January 11, 2008
Author: Selman, Sue
Will Rogers once said, “Even if you are… Continue reading